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Mount St Catherines Primary School, Windmill Hill, Armagh

Primary 7 meet the Prime Minister

18th Jan 2022

Boris Johnson joins dignitaries for cross-community Service in Armagh

Children from schools across County Armagh and beyond played their part in a service where a lantern - symbolising 'The Light of Hope' - was carried through the ancient Cathedral Church of St Patrick. 

A young high school student, Billy Smith, accompanied by three primary school children – Libby Harrison, Saints and Scholars, Erika Stancuite, Mount St Catherine’s and Alfie Cummings, from the Armstrong PS – carried a lantern through St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in the City of Armagh symbolising ‘The Light of Hope’.

The hour-long service, which began at 11 o’clock in Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital, was attended by representatives of both governments and the Executive and other elected representatives. The Queen had been due to attend but was forced to cancel her plans. They included Prime Minister Boris Johnston and Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD.